This is the LOTP (Layered Object Transport Protocol) Core document. It describes the minimum set of functionality to maintain compatibility with richer forms of the protocol. This provides a framework for XML data structures and a generic way to defined the operations and parameters you wish to execute on these data structures.
This is a living document. While, some effort will be made to maintain the anchors from version to version, it is impossible to guarantee anchor or information persistence over the life of this document.
LOTP is still in experimental stages. It may evolved into an deployed generalized XML protocol or it may be used as a learning experience for designing another protocol.